Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
Last week President Donald Trump met Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, and the American media went crazy. After two solid years of attempting to convince Americans that Trump only won because Russia “hacked” the elections and that Donald Trump somehow “collaborated” with Putin in order to win, the media has only managed to convince the most far “left” of the Democratic party that is also convinced that Trump is Hitler and locks immigrant children in cages.
How seriously should we take the “outrage” of the mainstream media like the Washington Post?
Josh Hader is the 24 year old Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. Seven years ago, when he was 17 years old, Hader posted what were described as “homophobic” statements on Twitter. The media dug up these seven year old social media posts and found that he once tweeted “I hate gay people.” Major League Baseball condemned him, he was forced to apologize, and is now attending mandatory “sensitivity training.”
Abby Ohlheiser in the Washington Post actually quotes the Bible and suggests that the controversy over Hader’s twitter tweets is akin to God’s wrath for his “human sin.”
Mere weeks before, the same Washington Post created an animated cartoon of President Trump and Prime Minister Putin in a teenage homosexual romance, and of course puts Trump in the “bottom” position, clearly considered humiliating by the same people at the Washington Post who condemn Hader’s “homophobia.”
In Episode Two of “Trump Bites,” above, Mr. Trump’s not-so-secret admiration for President Vladimir Putin of Russia plays out in a teenager’s bedroom, where the fantasies of this forbidden romance come to life. — Trump and Putin: A Love Story
A third Washington Post editorial, by Meredith Loken, decries the “homophobia” of her own paper’s cartoon, but still finds a way to blame not the “liberal” Washington Post, or the Democratic party, but instead … the US military.
These depictions attack Trump’s desire to appear powerful and legitimate abroad by emasculating and reducing him to a purportedly “unmanly” act. The persistence of such narratives in a liberalizing climate of gay rights seems perplexing. However, they result in part from the ingrained expectations of a particular type of manhood in U.S. institutions. Specifically, we can trace them to hyper-masculinity in the military.
Military recruits and strategists undergo socializations that force them to reject femininity and adopt alpha, warrior mentalities. Men are expected to control emotions; take risks; display aggression, violence and physical toughness; and promote overt heterosexuality. These processes are often sexual. For example, in some military training, soldiers chant, “This is my rifle [holding up rifle], this is my gun [motioning to penis]; one’s for killing, the other’s for fun.”
One of the Trump’s team talking points is that Trump is opposed by “the Swamp,” synonymous with “Washington insiders” or “professional politicians” and in an update of the typical, decades old Republican party talking point, Trump is supposed to “drain the Swamp.”
But the smarter set among the “Right” has started to refer to the American “Deep State” that is supposedly against Trump. In this formulation, the CIA and the FBI are writing the script for the Washington Post and the New York Times, demonizing Trump and Putin, preventing Trump from making peace with Russia, or at the least, preventing war.
There is some truth to this formulation; certainly the CIA has long been not just “embedded” in the mainstream media, but virtually the core of the mainstream media. The Washington Post is always eager to defend the CIA and the “intelligence community.”
But there is nothing particularly “Deep” about this situation. As with all other institutions in society, the internet has changed the game. The Washington Post is just another website on the internet, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ personal blog. CIA “journalists” like Anderson Cooper of CNN aren’t even particularly covert anymore, and the days when a CIA agent like Richard Fuisz would “neither confirm nor deny” his “intelligence connections” – as recently as 2004, in fact – are long over. Now any pretty blonde woman with a State Department job will call herself @CIASpyGirl on Twitter the second her security clearance expires.
Old espionage hands that took their secrets to the grave haven’t survived the social media age.
There may be a “Deep State” the rules America from behind the curtain, and that “Deep State” may not be particularly fond of Donald Trump. But what we are seeing in these situations isn’t a “Deep State” at all – it’s a very, very “Shallow State.” FBI agents texting each other their contempt for Trump’s voters, former CIA heads calling the President “treasonous” in public, covered in media outlets once accepted as “respectable.”
There’s nothing “deep” or “hidden” or “covert” about any of this, it’s all out in the open. There is nothing profound about the media’s posturing on the morality of “homophobia” and immigration, and there’s nothing particularly interesting about partisan Democrats hating a Republican President – nor about the Republican establishment hating a President that is virtually the definition of “Republican in Name Only.”
It would be far more accurate to call it the “Shallow State.”